Sport Aragon Moto2: Lowes wins as Bastianini takes points lead after VR46 duo crash

16:35  18 october  2020
16:35  18 october  2020 Source:   autosport.com

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Ex-Aprilia MotoGP rider Sam Lowes scored his first Moto 2 win since 2016 at Le Mans, aided by fellow Briton Jake Dixon crashing out of the lead . Marini nonetheless maintains a 13- point lead at the head of the table with five rounds to run ahead of Bastianini , while Bezzecchi and Lowes are 20 and

Enea Bastianini put in an imperious performance in the Moto 2 Czech Grand Prix to claim his second win of the season and take the lead in the championship. Lowes ' second marks his first podium since he won the 2016 Moto 2 Aragon GP. Roberts was cut adrift of the leading duo early on in the

Sam Lowes won his second successive Moto2 race in a dramatic Aragon Grand Prix as crashes for Luca Marini and Marco Bezzecchi blew the title fight wide open.

a man riding a motorcycle on a track: Moto2: Lowes wins again as VR46 duo crash out © LAT Images Moto2: Lowes wins again as VR46 duo crash out

Marc VDS' Lowes took his first win in four years last week at Le Mans following a late crash for long-time leader Jake Dixon, and once again benefited when Bezzecchi fell from the lead on the penultimate lap.

Bezzecchi jumped poleman Lowes off the line at the start to take the lead, while Petronas Sprinta's Dixon briefly moved ahead of his fellow Brit on the run to Turn 1.

But Dixon ran wide and allowed Lowes back into second, with Fabio Di Giannantonio moving into third on the Speed Up while his team-mate Jorge Navarro crashed after contact with Marcos Ramirez exiting Turn 1.

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MotoGP-bound Enea Bastianini won a shortened Moto 2 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix to close in on the world championship lead after points leader Luca Bastianini immediately put a second between himself and the chasing Vierge, with Marco Bezzecchi on the sister VR 46 bike working his way up to

Free Practice (3) results from the 2019 Aragon Moto 2 Grand Prix at MotorLand, round 14 of 19. Dry session after earlier rain produces the best Moto 2 lap of the Combined Practice Times - Top 14: 1. Fernandez 2. Marini 3. Navarro 4. Lowes 5. Martin 6. Vierge 7. Nagashima 8. Marquez 9. Gardner 10.

Di Giannantonio would capitalise on a slightly wide Lowes on the run into Turn 12 on the opening lap to take second, though the Marc VDS rider carved back through again at Turn 2 at the start of the second tour.

Bezzecchi's lead stood at half a second over Lowes and he maintained an advantage of around four to six tenths as he resisted the pressure exerted on him throughout much of the 21-lap contest.

His VR46 team-mate Marini crashed out on lap three at Turn 14, blowing the doors off this 2020 Moto2 title fight.

Di Giannantonio charged into second again on lap eight ahead of Lowes before taking the lead from Bezzecchi two tours later.

But the Speed Up rider's race lasted until lap 11, when he crashed at Turn 2, releasing Bezzecchi back into the lead.

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2019 Moto 2 Aragon - Warm-up Results. Moto 2 Aragon - Warm-up Results. Pos. Rider. Enea Bastianini . ITA. Italtrans Racing Team. (Kalex). 2m 0.156s.

A crash for Lorenzo Baldassarri, who led the standings by two points coming into the round, early on Fernandez dropped to fourth at the chequered flag, with Enea Bastianini (Italtrans) being the top rookie across the line in fifth after Navarro's teammate Fabio Di Giannantonio fell out of third on lap 11.

Enea Bastianini came through from 12th on the grid to start hounding Ajo KTM's Jorge Martin for third in the latter stages, making his first move on lap 15 with a neat scythe up the inside of Turn 13.

a man riding on top of a mountain: Moto2: Lowes wins again as VR46 duo crash out © LAT Images Moto2: Lowes wins again as VR46 duo crash out

Martin retaliated at Turn 1, with Bastianini coming through again at Turn 8 and the pair continued to debate the spot, which allowed a gap of over three seconds to open up to the leading duo.

As the race entered its penultimate lap, Bezzecchi's lead over Lowes had extended to eight tenths and victory looked assured.

But the VR46 rider crashed at Turn 2 to compound his team's miserable Aragon GP.

Lowes kept it tidy to the chequered flag for his second win of 2020, while Bastianini got the better of Martin on the last lap for second to take the lead in the championship.

The MotoGP-bound Italtrans rider leads Lowes by two points in the standings, with Marini five adrift and Bezzecchi 25 down.

Dixon put the crushing disappointment of Le Mans behind him to claim a career-best fourth ahead of SAG's Remy Gardner, who prevailed in a tussle with American Racing's Ramirez.

Pons' Hector Garzo, the sister American Racing bike of Joe Roberts, Tetsuta Nagashima (Ajo KTM) and Simone Corsi on the MV Agusta completed the top 10.

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© Motorsport Images Sam Lowes is on a run: The Brit is also leading the third free practice session at Sam Lowes also has the third free practice session of Moto2 in Aragon 2 dominates. With a new course record of 1: 51.576 minutes, the Kalex driver maintained the lead ahead of his brand colleagues Edgar Pons and Marcos Ramirez. Lowes had already finished as the fastest on Friday. The field initially gritted its teeth at its FT2 best time. The session started cautiously.

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